Gilly Fales Fine Art Scholarship Award

The Gilly Fales Fine Art Award is being offered in partnership with the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale providing support and exposure to aspiring young Wyoming artists.

Who Qualifies?
The scholarships are available to Wyoming artists ages 18-30 majoring in art-related programs in college or participating in other types of art-related ventures.

What Kind of Work Qualifies?
The program accepts a broad range of original western art, including landscape, wildlife/sporting, figurative, and Native American subject matter. The submitted piece must be appropriately framed or prepared for display.

How are the Awards Chosen?
An anonymous jury selects two $500 scholarship recipients, one in two-dimensional and one in three-dimensional work.

Opportunities for Selected Recipients
Recipients have the opportunity to display their work in the Buffalo Bill Art Show with over 100 of the best painters and sculptors in the West. Recipients are invited to the prestigious Buffalo Bill Center of the West to attend and participate in events held surrounding this year’s  Celebration in September.

Recipients’ work is viewed by show attendees and collectors from across the United States and can choose to sell their artwork while it is on display.

The show is on exhibit August 20 through September 20 in the John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery and is open to the public during the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s normal hours.

To apply, please submit the following by June 10 of each year:

History of Recipients

Mark V. McKenna, The Challenger

Mark V. McKenna, The Challenger


Tanner Loren – Sculpture

Mike Poulsen, Jr. – 2 dimensional Oil piece.


Jordyn Payne, Yellowstone Autumn
Oil, 20 x 16


Mark V. McKenna, The Challenger
Oil, 18 x 36


Mark V. McKenna, Big Horn Glory
Oil, 16 x 20


Kirsten Weiss, Cody WY, Man of Mae Salong
Brushed Charcoal, 12 x 16

Mark V. McKenna, Big Horn Glory

Mark V. McKenna, Big Horn Glory


Allison French, Cody, WY, Spring Run
Acrylic, 30 x 40


Hauns Schnackenberg, Cody, WY, Spring Window,
Oil, 18 x 24 in Silent Auction 2009

Kirsten Weiss, Man of Mae Salong

Kirsten Weiss, Man of Mae Salong

Kevin French, Laramie, WY, Pliers, Shovel, Hammer,
Etching, 12 x 27 inches in Silent Auction 2009


Shane Steiss, Sunrise
Oil, 48 x 36 inches


Brandon Bailey, The Rigors of Rut
Acrylic, 12 x 24 inches


Jeffry Disko, Horse Vase
Clay, 13 x 10 x 10 inches

Travis Ivey, Stockyards Road
Oil, 35 x 48 inches


Michelle M. Harris, Self Portrait

Mixed Media, 14 x 28 inches

Ashley Johnston, Forever
Clay, 17 x 7 x 4 inches


Clint Mulbay, Jewels and Binoculars
Mixed Media, 30 x 36 inches

Blake Neubert, A Master Study
Study after Tex and Patches by Frank E. Schoonover
Oil Pastel, 18 x 15.25 inches


Travis Chamberlain, Native American Mask
Ceramic, 5.5 x 10 x 3 in.

Neal Hopkin, Memory of an Old Friend
Pencil, 6.75 x 8.375 inches


Clint Mulbay, Personal Totem
Watercolor, 48 x 18 inches

Tawni Shuler, Sour Apples
Oil, 32.5 x 42 inches


Hillary Jones, Medicine Woman
Stoneware Clay, 18 x 20 x 13 inches

Eileen Miller, Pony Home
Serigraph, Stencil with Acrylic, 95 x 30 inches